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Td5 problems or joys..

Anyone here had real life experience.. Problems or joys .. With the td5 engines.. Comparisons in the same vehicles from 300tdi to td5..??.. I know of the supposed ecu problems etc etc.. But most people recommend carrying a spare ecu . I'd say put a performance ecu with the switchable maps in it and keep your stock one as a backup.. That raises the next question.. Any real life comparisons of fuel consumption figures with stock vs performance ecu's.. And anything else recommended for "performance" and reliability other than a bigger intercooler..???
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Anyone here had real life experience.. Problems or joys .. With the td5 engines.. Comparisons in the same vehicles from 300tdi to td5..??.. I know of the supposed ecu problems etc etc.. But most people recommend carrying a spare ecu . I'd say put a performance ecu with the switchable maps in it and keep your stock one as a backup.. That raises the next question.. Any real life comparisons of fuel consumption figures with stock vs performance ecu's.. And anything else recommended for "performance" and reliability other than a bigger intercooler..???
I know enough to say with conviction that you want the 2003 or newer version.
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Is that the second gen one Doug ?
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the early ones blow. Literally.
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the early ones blow. Literally.


I heard the heads were of poor casting quality in the early years (porous). can anyone confirm this?


that.....and ecu notwithstanding they sound and feel much smoother having ridden in them (not driven) and I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't take a TD5 over a 300TDi.
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I heard the heads were of poor casting quality in the early years (porous). can anyone confirm this?


that.....and ecu notwithstanding they sound and feel much smoother having ridden in them (not driven) and I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't take a TD5 over a 300TDi.
If you look online you'll see that it's almost always the same cylinder that fails at the #3 injector.

If your engine number starts with 10P then it's an early one, with both fuel rail pipes internal to the head (and these ones are more prone to cracking)

15P and 16P are later models, with one pipe in the head and one external pipe.
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If you look online you'll see that it's almost always the same cylinder that fails at the #3 injector.

If your engine number starts with 10P then it's an early one, with both fuel rail pipes internal to the head (and these ones are more prone to cracking)

15P and 16P are later models, with one pipe in the head and one external pipe.


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